FAC Weekly Update

October 9, 2020

Good morning, Fine Arts Center Family

I hope you had a wonderful week! Here is the latest from the halls of the Fine Arts Center...


The Fine Arts Center has coordinated with over 70 colleges for our first ever series of Virtual College Visits! Please note - this is for Juniors and Seniors only due to the number of participants that can be accommodated via Google Meet. Many thanks to Ms. Collins for the hard work she put into making this opportunity possible for our students.

The website for the full schedule and listing of participants is:


FAC APPLICATION - 2021-2022 School Year

The application for the 2021-2022 School Year is now open via your child's GCS Backpack Account. All current 9th-11th Graders who wish to return to the FAC next year must complete an application. Current students do not need to attend an audition - they are evaluated for acceptance by their performance in classes and through their class assignments.

The application window is October 8 - November 12. Late applications will not be accepted, so please make sure that this task gets completed in a timely manner. Offers to attend the FAC will go out through Backpack on February 5, 2021.

This Week's Student Leadership Lesson

“Most of the game is about persistence. It is the most important trait. Sure, when you get an opportunity, you have to perform and you have to exceed beyond all expectations, but getting that chance is the hardest part. So keep the vision clear in your head and every day refuse all obstacles to get to the goal.”

- Darren Aronofsky - from Tribe of Mentors, page 399

Schedule for Week Eight

Week of October 12, 2020

  • Monday, October 12 - Blue and Green Groups
  • Tuesday, October 13 - Red and Purple Groups
  • Wednesday, October 14 - Blue and Green Groups
  • Thursday, October 15 - Red and Purple Groups
  • Friday, October 16 - All Students eLearning


Scholarship Opportunities

  • Horatio Alger Association - seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength in character, critical financial need ($55,000 or less adjusted gross income per family), good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education and a desire to contribute to society. www.horatioalger.org/scholarships. Deadline October 25, 2020.

  • Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation - Achievement based scholarship for graduating seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve as well as their commitment to having an impact on their school and community. 150 Coca-Cola scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. More information at www.coca-cola scholars.org. Deadline October 31, 2020.

GCS Job Fair - October 27, 2020

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Students - Are You Reading Your Emails?

The FAC is fully invested in communicating regularly and thoroughly with our students and parents. We use our social media platform and this Weekly Update to keep our FAC families informed and inspired. Parents - please continue to stress to your child the importance of reading our communications. We take the time to get students valuable information, and we ask that they take the time to stay in-the-know.

As a parent of a child who is not "into" reading his emails, I know how tough this battle is. Let's keep fighting the good fight on this together. We want our kids to be the owners of information, and not relying on others to manage their responsibilities.

- Mr. Popat

Speaking of emails...

Students - watch this video made by our neighbors at Wade Hampton High School.


Very important information on how to communicate with your teachers. Learning how to write an email properly can be a game-changer for your future!

Support the FAC When You Shop

Arts High Schools provide “above and beyond” experiences for our students that often fall outside of the normal school budget. Here are some easy ways to help us on a regular basis. Funds go to Guest Artist experiences, Masterclasses, and much more!

Are You a Follower?

Have you checked out the plethora of Social Media accounts at the FAC? No? Well, time to get on the communication train and follow us!



Many of our teaching studios have their own Instagram account as well, so follow us and you can easily find those pages through our account.

Building Hours

Building Hours - Attendance Plan 2

8:00 a.m. Classes

Building access at 7:45 a.m.

9:15 a.m. Classes

Building access at 8:30 a.m.

1:30 p.m. Classes

Building access at 1:15 p.m.

  • Should these restrictions result in a hardship to your family relative to the parent’s ability to get to work on time, please call our Main Office. Before doing so, we respectfully request that you attempt to work out a resolution with your workplace. If no compromise can be found, we can accept a very limited number of students before the above building access times.

  • Studio Time is not available to students while we are under social distancing restrictions.

As always, please call or email with any questions!


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Fine Arts Center - Greenville County Schools

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Core Values

  • Creativity

  • Respect

  • Grit

  • Identity

  • Connection